Hi – I’ve imported my blogger blog

and those in which I’m participating (to a certain extent) so, although it looks like I’ve done a lot of extra entries, it’s actually not the case. Most of the entries I’ve imported are done by others.  This was just a way of testing the waters and seeing if I could get all this “stuff” in one place.   For only my blog, see this link.  More to come as I move along.  I will continue to import the fuguestateknits stuff from blogspot, so no one misses anything:) Enjoy the rain this Saturday, those of you in my part of the country – we need it!

UPDATE – I AM DELETING THAT CONTENT WHICH WAS NOT ORIGINALLY MINE.  NOT EVERYONE IS GOING TO SEE THIS BLOG ENTRY, AND IT LOOKS LIKE I’M A TERRIBLE THIEF OTHERWISE, SO OFF THEY GO! MY APOLOGIES TO ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN OFFENDED OR IN ANY WAY INCONVENIENCED BY THE IMPORT OF POSTS THAT WERE NOT MY OWN. I WAS EXPERIMENTING WITH THE SOFTWARE HERE THAT ALLOWS ONE TO IMPORT ONES BLOG AND I MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING INCORRECTLY.  SORRY!!!! 

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This is going to be a well documented sweater:)

LOL:) But man, I made a lot of progress last night! A few things: (1) I’m doing stripes to make my way through stash rather than buying a sh*tload of new yarn, (2) I’m slipping the first stitch of every row – because it’ll be easier to pick up stitches for the button band and it will look nicer on the side where we won’t have a button band (did not realize that part because it’s not in the picture and Karen F pointed that out to me yesterday (DOH!!!); and (3) whenever possible USE CIRCULAR NEEDLES (ahhhh that’s better:)).
New pics:
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More variations of pink on their way. It’s a fun pattern:) even if I have messed with its head….

PS – Stitch count is now down to 352 – gauge measurement was a bit off the other night/with straight needles. (when have i ever been straight?)

PPS – yarns are either linen (green) or cotton (pinks/neutral). Am hoping the linen part looks better after washing.

Have a nice day,

Joan a/k/a FSK

I’m off to see the Wizard

Well, that’s what I usually say when I’m headed for court. No wonder I represent children, LOL! Since last we left each other, dear Reader (all 2 of you, LOL), I was headed for a shelter. What a mess yesterday was – had to get a colleague to cover the shelter and he was none too pleased. It got held over and so of course bumped up into the deposition that I absolutely had to attend. A deposition is the taking of testimony outside of the courtroom. There is always a court reporter and in this case, a videographer. The reason for the deposition is that the witness is in her ninth month of pregnancy and will very possibly be in the midst of childbirth or just recovering when the trial date hits. She did very well.

After work, I got back and decided, even though it was a air-as-thick-as-pudding day, that I would go for a walk. I did. It was relatively brief, but it’s funny. I get kind of blue if I don’t get out and move – get the heart and lungs going. I felt so much better after I was done. Sometimes walking outside with nature is a great way to clear the lungs – and the mind.

When I got home, I showered, changed and went to my very first Knitting Meetup at our local Borders. It was fun and I got a lot of knitting on the Cables and Os sweater from No Sheep For You. I had to take a break from the shawl, but will get back to it today when I return from court. It will hopefully be a light day.

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I’m glad it’s a short day in court. I owe my family some serious cleaning time. Then I’m going to get in another walk in the early evening when it’s not so hot and sticky (provided we don’t have a thunderstorm, although we seriously need one!).

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Back in the saddle again:)

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingThis pic is cross-posted from my blog. It illustrates the value of SWATCHING!!! Folks, when they say a size TWO needle for the Cables & Os pattern, they don’t mean a size SIX needle, LOL. (oops….) I’m a big girl but not a size 6X! After a night of sitting at my local knitting meetup (for the first time, BTW), I now have another inch added to the above cast-on twisted ribbing – and the interesting half of my first button hole (although they don’t tell you to do one in the instructions – but where is it written I have to be a good girl all the time?? Since pictures are better in daylight with my phone camera thingie, I’m waiting until morning to post more.

Quick note before heading out

Good morning – well, I did a lot of knitting and crocheting last night but apparently didn’t notice the fact that the kitchen floor needed some attention. I hate when that happens. Anyway, got another two motifs done – 26 to go, LOL –
and cast on again for the Cables and Os sweater for the NSFY KAL.


Finally you can see the colors on this – I think the light background helps somehow.

Well, this morning, I’m off to a shelter hearing. Clients of ours have a new baby sib. Then a deposition, then prep for tomorrow’s hearings then maybe some knitting and flute practice. But I must get at least one cleaning task done before the fun!
Back later,
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quiet posting…

It’s quiet in the house. The sun has just set and I need to put on a few lights. Right now all I can see is the light from the computer screen and the last bits of sunlight as they peak through the leaves on the trees. Today, I got a bunch of paperwork and e-mailing done at the desk at home. I didn’t walk. I did go to Silver Spring to volunteer for a couple of hours at Equality Maryland and now I’m back home.

Sometimes I don’t know how to act when things are quiet. I think of all the things I should be doing but sometimes it’s just good to sit and be still. And, in the immortal words of Stewart Smalley as played by Al Franken, “that’s O..K..”

Last night the grandangels came and spent the night. Their folks came back late and slept downstairs. Poor John was so wonderful to them – he hardly got any sleep as Ruby – a bit overwrought from sipping mommy’s frappacino (!!!) and probably missing Mommy and Daddy -kept waking up. They left fairly early – their dogs needed feeding and being let out of course.
John is back to work for his first “double shift” of the week. Betsy is probably working. Sabrina and JoAnna are probably out doing something or other.

And I have the house to myself. So, I think I’ll make myself some dinner, turn on the old boob tube and continue working on the shawl. But I think I’ll also re-cast on for a sweater I’ve been working on and was beginning to be obviously HUGEr than life, LOL (swatch swatch swatch!!!). Tomorrow I’m going to do my usual getting ready for Thursday, attend a deposition and then maybe some stitch ‘n bitch (oops) activity in a nearby town if I’m lucky.

In the meantime, I think I’m just going to be still and know that She is God…..:)
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